Next time you head out to a Seattle park, you might finally have the chance to finish that sonata you've been humming all these years. As of July 17 and continuing through August 17, twenty "artistically-enhanced" pianos created by Gage Academy of Art, faculty, students and alumni have been placed in twenty different park and open space locations. If it's available, feel free to sidle up and start playing.
Along with public usage, sponsors such as KEXP and Seattle Symphony and City of Music may just be coordinating special appearances and impromptu concerts. You can stay tuned to any such updates, as well as find out how to enter the Pianos in the Parks Facebook contest for a chance to perform at Concerts at the Mural presented by KEXP and Seattle Center on Friday, August 22, check out the official Facebook page.
At the end of the campaign, the pianos will be sold to the highest bidder in an online auction on the Pianos in the Parks website. Proceeds will benefit Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, Seattle Symphony, KEXP and Gage Academy of Art.
Participating parks & spaces include Alki Park, Denny Park, Green Lake Park, Cal Anderson Park, Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza, Seattle Center & Marymoor Park. Check out where to find all of them on the map below.